Rahila Gupta and Jaye Griffiths on Don’t Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong
in Asian Voices, Disability Arts, Edinburgh Festival and Fringe
3rd July 2013
ASIAN VOICES: RAHILA GUPTA and JAYE GRIFFITHS
Suman Bhuchar finds out about Don’t Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong, Rahila Gupta’s monologue based on the true story of the life and death of her son – who had cerebral palsy – performed by Jaye Griffiths. It was seen to acclaim in London at the Chickenshed and the Cockpit, and now plays the Gilded Balloon, in Edinburgh. www.edfringe.com. Recorded at the Cockpit Theatre, London, 22 June 2013.
Verse is considered to be a failure of poetry because it’s not very fashionable and certainly not fashionable in the theatre, but it felt right.